"Faith is Risky Business, but then again so is fear." That is a line taken from one of Doug Tawlks' adventure novels in the "Defenders of the Breach" series. The greatest adventures happen after we risk faith and it's then that God's power and presence become tangible to us. In order to fully embrace God's purpose for our lives we will have to live courageously in the face of intimidation. Join us as we take hold the courage that will propel us into the incredible adventures that God has for us!
Doug Tawlks is an author, counselor and speaker who is living a life filled with meaningful adventures. While working as a wilderness adventure instructor he learned what God can do in a person's life when he takes them beyond their comfort zones to a place of Risky Faith. One of Doug's favorite quotes: "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." - Helen Keller
Rob has been the Music Ministry Director in the foothills of El Dorado County at Cool Community Church (Cool, Ca) for the last 7 years, writing music and leading the congregation in praise. Raising his family of three alongside his wife Jennifer, he has been blessed to be involved in worship ministries for the last 19 years, leading group worship for organizations in California, Alaska, Oaxaca Mexico, and Lima Peru.
"I have been amazed at what the Lord Jesus has done in my life and continues to do! To watch the Lord continue to draw His children unto Himself brings me unmeasured joy. Many years ago I heard a quote attributed to Charles Spurgeon, "Catch on fire for the Lord and people will come from many miles away to watch you burn." Christ lifted me up when I could do nothing, set me upon the rock, gave me a new family and now I stand, with Him, covered in His righteousness. It is the knowledge of the Gospel message that daily lifts me up and draws my heart to worship the Lord with all that is in me!"
Psalm 62:1-2. "Truly my soul finds rest in God; my salvation comes from Him. Truly He is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken."
"Life After Lust"
"The heart of the Life After Lust Retreat is to bring to light a message of HOPE, HEALING, and FREEDOM from sexual addiction. Shame has too long caused men to believe that they are alone in their battle and that such a fight is not allowed to be mentioned in Christian circles. Our mission is to expose lies but also to expose the truth. And the TRUTH is: FREEDOM is possible. This retreat is a power packed combo of artists, authors, and everyday people sharing their real stories and practical steps to freedom."
Be WATCHFUL STAND FIRM in the FAITH - Act Like Men Be STRONG
The theme of this year's retreat is STAND STRONG. We will look into the life of Jacob. He was a man on the run. That's what he did! He was a man with long established patterns of lying, deception, theft, manipulation, passive-aggressive behavior, lack of accountability and responsibility, and more. When life got to intense or he faced consequences that seemed too harsh, he ran from his parents, his brother, his boss and most of all from his past. And, yet all this running, Jacob had a God who pursued him with unwavering faithfulness and unconditional love. God was the One Jacob could not outrun and who eventually taught him to STAND STRONG and FACE LIFE head on